Peng Dehuai

1898 - 1974

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Peng Dehuai (Chinese: 彭德怀; October 24, 1898 – November 29, 1974) was a prominent Chinese Communist military leader, who served as China's Defense Minister from 1954 to 1959. Peng was born into a poor peasant family, and received several years of primary education before his family's poverty forced him to suspend his education at the age of ten, and to work for several years as a manual laborer. When he was sixteen, Peng became a professional soldier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peng Dehuai has received more than 562,574 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Peng Dehuai is the 2,300th most popular politician (up from 2,410th in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from China (up from 190th in 2019) and the 119th most popular Chinese Politician.

Peng Dehuai was a military leader in the People's Republic of China. He is most famous for his role in the Korean War, where he commanded the Chinese forces that fought alongside North Korea.

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Among politicians, Peng Dehuai ranks 2,300 out of 15,710Before him are Jephthah, Milada Horáková, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Kęstutis, Nogai Khan, and Julius Nyerere. After him are Hyeonjong of Joseon, Clovis IV, Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria, Nikola Pašić, Seleucus II Callinicus, and Jebe.

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Among people born in 1898, Peng Dehuai ranks 36Before him are Rodion Malinovsky, René Clair, Karl Hermann Frank, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Aloysius Stepinac. After him are Georges Dumézil, Curzio Malaparte, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Fritz Zwicky, Joseph Murphy, and Therese Neumann. Among people deceased in 1974, Peng Dehuai ranks 24Before him are Jacob L. Moreno, Julius Evola, Otto Strasser, Miguel Ángel Asturias, David Oistrakh, and Louis Kahn. After him are Satyendra Nath Bose, Fritz Zwicky, Walter Lippmann, Zalman Shazar, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Marcel Pagnol.

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Among people born in China, Peng Dehuai ranks 186 out of 1,186Before him are Su Shi (1037), Tang of Shang (-1601), Jie of Xia (-1728), Wei Yan (200), Lu Xun (183), and Yang Chen-Ning (1922). After him are Hyeonjong of Joseon (1641), Zhang Liang (-290), Longqing Emperor (1537), Emperor Dezong of Tang (742), Emperor Zhao of Han (-94), and Emperor Xuan of Han (-91).


Among politicians born in China, Peng Dehuai ranks 119Before him are Emperor Suzong of Tang (711), Li Peng (1928), Tang of Shang (-1601), Jie of Xia (-1728), Wei Yan (200), and Lu Xun (183). After him are Hyeonjong of Joseon (1641), Zhang Liang (-290), Longqing Emperor (1537), Emperor Dezong of Tang (742), Emperor Zhao of Han (-94), and Emperor Xuan of Han (-91).